Photo Blast From The Past : Eileen Brennan

Welcome to BroadwayWorld.com's 'Photo Blast From the Past' series. Featuring some of the collected theatre gem's of BroadwayWorld's own senior photographer Walter McBride, the series will feature images from his archives of theatre and Hollywood related gems.

Today, we're featuring Eileen Brennan circa 1981. Brennan originated the role of Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway in 1964. Prior to that, she starred in The Student Gypsy off-Broadway, where she also appeared in the show's prequel, Little Mary SunshinE. Brennan is well known for her portrayal of Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin, for which she received an Oscar nomination. Her first feature film was Divorce American Style. The actress has also played roles in The Sting, The Last Picture Show, Daisy Miller, The Cheap Detective, Clue, Murder By Death and many more.
 
Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Blast From The Past : Eileen Brennan

Photo Blast From The Past : Eileen Brennan
Eileen Brennan in New York City after a performance in 'A Couple of White Chicks just sitting around Talking' on January 20th, 1981.

Photo Blast From The Past : Eileen Brennan



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.